Unibet Group plc Interim report January - June 2006

Wed, 16 Aug, 2006 07:30 CET

•Gross Winnings Revenue amounted to GBP 18.4 (9.2) million for the second quarter of 2006 and GBP 35.8 (16.1) million for the first half year. •Profit after tax for the second quarter of 2006 increased to GBP 3.9 (2.8) million. Profit after tax for the first half year increased to GBP 9.5 (5.3) million. •Earnings per share were GBP 0.140 (0.108) for the second quarter of 2006 and GBP 0.339 (0.208) for the first half year. •Number of active customers at the end of the quarter was 223,104 (72,407). •Record quarterly gross winnings revenue from non-sports betting of GBP 12.2 (4.7) million. •World Cup 2006 saw records in monthly gross turnover and numbers of bets taken, with a satisfactory gross winnings margin considering the outcome of the championship.

“Unibet stands strong with a fast growing balanced product and geographic portfolio" "We are very pleased with the continued success of non-sports products by setting a new all time high in revenues during Q2, securing a balanced product portfolio going forward. Unibet stands strong", says Petter Nylander, CEO of Unibet “During the quarter we carried out extensive marketing activities in connection with the FIFA World Cup, and still secured a positive cash flow.” "As one of Europe's leading gaming operators we are continuing our work with responsible gambling and social responsibility by being accredited by G4 for complying with their responsibility code and entering into an agreement with Adictel, the well respected responsible gambling consultant firm in the French market" says Petter Nylander, CEO of Unibet. Today, Wednesday 16 August 2006, Unibet’s CEO Petter Nylander will host a presentation in English at FinancialHearings, Operaterrassen in Stockholm at 9.00 CET. Please go to www.financialhearings.com to sign in.